David Tooke wrote:
> The application is a database application where the majority of fields are
> from a Unicode database and user-entered. Their text is likely to be in
> Arabic. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, the *content* of the page is
> in Arabic not English despite it being an English application. So the page
> should be formatted as if it an Arabic page with some English text.
You're the boss, but it still sounds like an English page with embedded Arabic
text to me.
> As it is a Unicode database; I do not want to try to determine what
> language/script *exactly* is being used. That would involve scanning the
> Unicode characters and a lot more jiggery-pokery than I need.
The Unicode folks have nicely arranged that the RTL characters are all going
to be in the ranges U+0590 through U+08FF and U+10800 to U+10FFF, of which
only the first range matters just yet. This is a rather modest test, and
probably more reliable than using the browser setting.
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